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colles in Medicine

Colles Col·les (kŏl'ĭs, kŏl'ēz), Abraham. 1773-1843.

Irish surgeon who first described Colles' fracture of the wrist.

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  • The thing had come from colles, for it was the private notepaper of the Durban office, and there was colles' signature.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • Inside was a sheet of the firm's notepaper, with the signature of colles across the top.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • You will write to Mr colles a letter at my dictation, saying that you find the work too much for you.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • I might take it, therefore, that the scribble was colles' reply to my letter.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • colles told me that you were a keen fellow, and had wind of some mystery here.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • colles was right; you're not wanting in intelligence, Mr Crawfurd.'

    Prester John John Buchan
  • An attack upon the Streets Department, with Mr. colles at its head.

  • "colles's Fracture" is a familiar term in the mouths of surgeons.

    The Glories of Ireland Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  • I've also written and asked the colles's to come to dinner on the eighteenth to meet her.

    Sally Bishop E. Temple Thurston
  • He was a certain Mr colles, a big fat man, who welcomed me in his shirt-sleeves, with a cigar in his mouth.

    Prester John John Buchan

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